|Judge halts use of Ohio village speeding cameras|
|Written by DAN SEWELL, Associated Press|
|Tuesday, 25 February 2014 15:45|
HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A judge has ordered a southwest Ohio village to stop using speeding cameras, saying they violate motorists' rights to due process.
Butler County Judge Michael Sage also granted a motion for class action status, meaning thousands of drivers could seek refunds from the village of New Miami.
It was estimated during more than two hours of arguments Tuesday that more than $1 million has been collected from more than 10, 000 drivers
The ruling will likely be appealed.
The village's attorneys wanted the judge to reject the claims or wait until the Ohio Supreme Court rules on a lawsuit challenging Toledo cameras.
The New Miami lawsuit was filed in the aftermath of a ruling against speed camera use in a village in neighboring Hamilton County.
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